Information for exhibitors

ORTHOPÄDIE SCHUH TECHNIK - International trade fair and congress


Date and venue 18/19. October 2019, Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
Exhibition & Congress space 9.000 m²
Expected exhibitors 170 from 10 Countries
Expected visitors 4000 from 40 Countries

Target groups


Orthopaedic shoe technicians, manufacturers, dealers and schools, as well as professions around the foot like orthopaedic technicians, retailers of medical supplies, podiatrists. 


Important note for exhibitors:

The OST fair wants to warn against misleading offers, payment requests
and bills that are not from the OST fair. The publishers of the unofficial exhibitor directories
try to persuade you to conclude contracts through such offers.


 The new Exhibitors-Service-tool

The new Exhibitors-Service-tool replaces the previous service booklet and the service booklet “Stand
construction”. In this portal you can order all additional services easily and online, such as for example:

• Stand provisions such as furniture, plants and water supply
• Stand technology such as electricity, suspensions and Internet
• Stand construction such as system stand, walls and carpet
• Stand service such as personnel, cleaning and surveillance
• Catering

This provides a fast overview of the offer and the orders already placed. Additionally you can download
here the directions and the technical guidelines here. The access data probably will be sent to the exhibitors
at the beginning of April or after the stand allocation

standbau_messe_218 information for exhibitors


Stand construction

You have three different options for your stand construction:

• Your own trade fair stand and stand design
• You can select from the variety of individual possibilities of the system stand construction and compose
  your stand on your own with the stand configurator and the Exhibitors-Service-tool.
• The complete stand in 2 variations see page 14:
  Select the “Care-free package” for your stand construction!
  The package includes stand area, stand construction, furnishing, labelling, energy flat, electrical hook-up
  and premium entry in the trade fair catalogue.


Stand construction regulations

• Walls to the stand neighbours are compulsory for row-, corner and peninsula stands.
• The maximum construction height at the stand edge (until 1 m depth) is 3.50 m.
• Block stands may only be blocked with walls max. 30% at the stand edge.
• It is compulsory for all exhibition stands to have their own flooring which has to be provided by the exhibitors.
• The technical guidelines and the house rules of Koelnmesse are binding.



Trade fair 2017
In 2017, more than 3800 visitors from 40 countries came to Cologne - mostly orthopaedic shoemakers, but also many representatives from neighboring areas for the medical and technical treatment and care of the foot and the leg:
  • orthopaedic shoemakers
  • podiatrists
  • retailers of medical supplies
  • orthopaedic technicians
  • owners and staff of healthcare facilities
  • staff of health insurance companies
  • medical specialists
  • physical therapists
  • industry and dealers
  • biomechanics
  • sports scientists   
Industry statistic 2017:
Visitors industry
Vsitors 2017:
Visitors countries




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